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Share your thoughts the best rods in the $200 price range. 

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Your answers are going to be based on everyone's personal preference. Nearly all rods in the $200.00 range are good quality. The best thing you can do is head to a sporting goods store and handle them personally.

My preference for that price are Dobyns champions. They balance well in my hands.

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Pretty broad question, but I would recommend St. Croix or Dobyns to start.......

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I have been very pleased with a Denali Lithium that I purchased. The Kistler Mag2 is another very fine rod at that price point. 

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8 minutes ago, Fishingmickey said:

I have been very pleased with a Denali Lithium that I purchased. The Kistler Mag2 is another very fine rod at that price point. 

FM

 

You can actually get a kistler Helium 3 for $200 right now with promo code MY10PERCENT 

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1 hour ago, Russ E said:

Your answers are going to be based on everyone's personal preference. Nearly all rods in the $200.00 range are good quality. The best thing you can do is head to a sporting goods store and handle them personally.

My preference for that price are Dobyns champions. They balance well in my hands.

1000% agree. It's an embarrassment of riches if you got around $200 to spend. Everyone makes amazing rods at this price point nowadays. The list of good rods in this price rang is extensive.

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Getting the Kistler Helium 3 for $200 cannot be beaten. If you cannot then I would suggest the Kistler Magnesium 2

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Another vote for Kistler's Mg2

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St Croix Avid X, Hammer JAK, Dobyns Champion, as well as the Zodias. I have fished and didn't like any of my Kistlers (Zbones, Helium 3s). Sold them all but some people like them. You have a lot of great choices at your price range.

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14 minutes ago, Dieselguy416 said:

Recently purchased a kistler h3 and I'm very satisfied. 

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Shimano Zodias! My favorite line of rods in the sub 200€ price range, very light, super well balanced, very sensitive, good components and well build, from the ones i´ve tried from the line up the 7.2" heavy stands out, hell of a rod...

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2 minutes ago, Jelvas said:

Shimano Zodias! My favorite line of rods in the sub 200€ price range, very light, super well balanced, very sensitive, good components and well build, from the ones i´ve tried from the line up the 7.2" heavy stands out, hell of a rod...

Agreed. The Zodias is a great rod!

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Another happy St. Croix AvidX user here.

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although my zodias is the most sensitive rod that I own I hate the eva grips on it. But if that doesn't matter to you I would go with the zodias.

honorable mention to the phenix feather series of rods very sensitive and 50 dollars cheaper than your budget!😱 

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Dobyn's Champion XP rods have treated me very well in Florida. And the Warranty is the best. No Ask No question. They even have a trade up program.

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